The Murderbot Diaries read as if Douglas Adams wrote The Hitchhiker’s Guide about Marvin the Paranoid Android instead of Arthur Dent. Wells's protagonist is a bored, disaffected security bot that just wants to get back to watching episode 397 of Sanctuary Moon and certainly doesn’t want to get involved in a conspiracy to sabotage and kill its current clients on an isolated research base. Murderbot (a private nickname it gives itself) may not have been programmed to care, but after hacking its own governor module it finds itself a little too invested in the fate of its humans. A sweet and incredibly humanistic portrayal of a non-human protagonist with a fun supporting cast.
Not every child who needs them finds the doors, but those that do are asked to “Be Sure” of their choice to walk through. And when these chosen children are inevitably thrust back into their own mundane reality, they have to learn to cope with the disappointment. Enter Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children, a haven for those who miss their magical worlds fiercely and hope they will someday return. A perfect book for anyone who has ever wondered how Alice coped after leaving Wonderland or feels like Susan Pevensie deserved better.
1920s New York City: a time of bootlegging, modern technology, and dark magic. The Eastside is thriving--diving ahead into the enlightened age and providing comfort for all who can afford to live there. But on the other side of the fence, the Westside, people are disappearing, shadows lurk in the dark, and tiny mysteries are turning into bigger, life-threatening mysteries. Westside is perfect for fans of fantasy, horror, A+ heroines, and up-all-night puzzles.